KATO USA was established in 1986 with the first US locomotive N scale (N gauge) model GP38-2 released in 1987.

Since that time, KATO has come to be known as one of the leading manufacturers of precision railroad products for the modeling community. KATO's parent company, Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd., is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Kato value and price guide

What's your 'Kato' worth? Here are some recently sold items (Australia).

Picture Title Date Sold for
Brand New Custom Painted Emd E9 Rock 09/2019 AU $880.82
106082 1762301dcc 1060430dcc N Hiawatha 08/2019 AU $733.70
N Scale Tgv Duplex And N Scale Tgv Lyria 07/2019 AU $630.00
10 1431 Tgv Reseau 10 Car Set A B N 09/2019 AU $632.31
Fef 3 Steam Locomotive Up Weathered 07/2019 AU $514.59

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Comments (2)

Adriaan - October 17, 2018
mijn glacier express is gevallen kan ik onderdelen van de loc bij jullie bestellen?
Helaas zijn wij geen distribiteur van Kato. Misschien kun je onderdelen vinden op eBay of via de officiƫle website?

Norman - June 7, 2014
my question is when are Kato going Unitrack n gauge longer straight track i would like to see a three foot length and a 1 metre length it would be better for bigger lay out